Installation I should point out here that the test device was a T-Mobile MDA Compact III (aka O2 XDA Orbit / HTC Artemis) with a 201Mhz CPU, 64mb RAM and running the official T-Mobile WM6 ROM. The internal GPS receiver was used throughout. I was testing a standard retail version of the software albeit with a VIP license that does not allow for updates and does not include the Content Manager software.
First up you should be warned that iGO 8 is very memory hungry! The test device is listed as compatible yet it doesn't quite meet the as: • PDA / Smartphone • QVGA or VGA touch screen display • Built-in or connected GPS receiver • Microsoft® Windows Mobile™ operating system • 300 MHz processor (400 MHz recommended) • 64 MB memory (128 MB recommended) I was also told by Nav N Go that they recommend at least 28MB free program memory before starting iGO 8 – in practise there was usually between 18MB and 22MB free. IGO 8 is provided on a 2GB micro-SD (transflash) card with adaptors for both mini-SD and full size SD. It is locked to the card so you cannot move it to a larger capacity card. On some phones this may not be an issue if there is easy access to the SD Card slot but on the test device this involves shutting the phone down, removing the back cover, removing the battery, taking out the SIM and then you can change the card, replace the SIM, battery and back cover and then restart the device For those devices with easier access, iGO 8 has an 'auto-run' option – when selected the software automatically loads on insertion of the SD card. Installation was straightforward; Windows automatically detected a new card and, after confirmation, ran the installation program.
After a couple of 'yes' clicks and a couple of minutes the software was ready to run along with a rather large and unmissable 'Nav N Go iGO 8' option on the Today screen. Set Up On first run it will import your phone contacts and alert you to any addresses it could not match up. This works well and has prompted me to actually start saving addresses to my contacts! The main menu has 6 options: Find, Route, Manage, Settings, View Map and Turn Off.
There are a lot of settings and options but the most obvious one you will need is the GPS setting. You can either manually add the COM port and Baud rate or use the auto-detect option by clicking the little satellite/magnifying glass logo in the bottom corner. I do not have a Bluetooth GPS receiver so am unable to comment on Bluetooth set up. You can also set up a compatible TMC receiver in the same way. Here is a brief run-down of some of the other settings you can adjust: Map Screen Change the 3D settings (whether to show landmarks and elevated roads and also the level of detail for terrain) and colour profiles (automatic night mode, daytime/night colour profiles – there are 8 day and 6 night colour schemes to choose from). Show elevation on the 2D map and show the street names. Select where the Lane Guide information is shown (bottom, top or off).
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